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Bird Preschool Unit ~ Preschool Corner

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This week we finished up a few of the odds and ends that we didn’t get to do last week with our birds unit and it went MUCH more smoothly than last week {phew}. Here is how I broke things up over the course of the week. All printables are from my Bird Preschool Pack or Carisa’s Bird Pack unless otherwise noted.

There were a few things that we DID do every day:

  • read the book In the Nest by Anna Milbourne
  • sang our Bird song {in Carisa’s Bird pack}

Language/Reading

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  • Vocabulary words including wing, bird, worm, nest, feeder, hatch, etc…
  • Tell what happened in the story and favorite part of the story
  • Beginning sounds cards {both find the beginning letter and write/trace the beginning letter} ~ slid this sheet into a plastic protector this week and used a dry erase marker to circle letters

Math

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  • Counted the leaves on the branch {in pack}
  • 1:1 counted plastci eggs and put them in our birds nest {used COH nest numbers}
  • put together the 1-10 bird puzzle

Fine Motor/Writing

  • letter tracing sheet B is for Bird
  • playdough sheets {B is for Bird from Carisa’s pack}
  • bird to the birdhouse tracing sheets {from Carisa’s pack}

Science

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  • talked about cool/warm colors {Carisa’s pack}
  • took a nature walk and looked for birds in our own yard {see below}

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Crafts & Hands-on Learning
  • a Yarn Bird’s Nest on a balloon using glue and water…that turned out, ummm….somewhat useful and SUPER pitiful looking
  • a Bird Sensory Tub thanks to Along the Way! {I put the bin on a a plastic tablecloth to help with cleanup!}
  • Sorted birds/birdhouses {Carisa’s Bird Pack}
  • our own chickens! The boys are having much fun playing with our chickens and we even had a LOVELY opportunity to chase one of them around the yard for over half an hour {not by choice}

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Stories & Books We Used

Additional Bird Resources

~ Bird Preschool Pack and Printables from Carisa @ 1+1+1=1

~ F is for Feather from Spell Outloud

~ N is for Nest from Confessions of a Homeschooler

~ Totally Tots Bird Theme Posts

~ Bird Sensory Tub @ Totally Tots

~ Edible Bird’s Nest

~ Yarn Bird’s Nest {via Adventures of Bear}

 

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  • Your bird activities and printables are awesome, Jolanthe! I featured your Bird Preschool Pack as a Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/free-printable-of-the-day/

  • thanks so much for sharing, Deb.

  • belumoon .

    Your link for the ‘In the Nest’ book is incorrect

  • Sometimes the books go out of stock – I’m sorry!

  • The book isn’t available brand new, but there are still used copies available – great book!


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